On this day in 1989, a fatwa ordering the murder of Salman Rushdie was announced. Are we closer or farther to the goal of free expression today?
Rather than criticizing the ‘art’ and the artist herself (which is plenty easy to do), Ivanka is standing up for the teenager who’s getting paid to have crumbs thrown at her.
Always thinking about the mythology he was inventing, Tolkien would draw on any paper that came to hand as he imagined the peoples and cultures of Middle-earth.
The irony, of course, is that the exhibit reflects every stereotype feminists claim to stand against, oversexualizing Ivanka’s body and ignoring her hard work.
‘Public art is an idiotic type of private art that should be in a whitewall gallery, safely away from the general public, amongst the cultural psychopaths to whom it ministers.’
Pan-religious sentimentality survives in the current pope’s apparent embrace of Islam as morally equivalent to Judeo-Christian ethos and culture.
How the French artist and accidental aviator introduced people all over the world to the harsh realities faced by service members during World War I.
A flawed new exhibition on the work of French Impressionist Berthe Morisot is still worth seeing. It’s in Philadelphia, then Dallas, before arriving in Paris.
An unexpected debate about ‘A Star Is Born’ has people discussing the relative quality of pop music.
A genius shows us ourselves and our world in a way we couldn’t have seen them before, as Harold Bloom has frequently observed.
As you may have seen in the news, there’s been another art ‘restoration’ incident, this time in the village church at Rañadorio, in the northwest Spanish region of Asturias.
Karen Swallow Prior’s ‘On Reading Well’ offers some excellent advice for drawing moral lessons from literature, but sometimes great art proves so ambiguous that drawing pat conclusions is difficult.
It’s fascinating to think about what these maps by Leonardo da Vinci and Albrecht Dürer have meant to the history of mankind.
There’s no way to make comedy didactic, so the enforcers of mandatory ‘woke’ culture are coming to destroy comedy altogether.
An Alanis Morissette jukebox musical shows how mainstream culture is openly embracing the idea of a didactic or propagandistic role for art.
Woke Art and its purveyors and cheerleaders demand engagement with Woke Art but only in very specific, approved ways.
Tom Wolfe, the journalist and novelist who died yesterday at 88, was our enthusiastic guide to the raucous and colorful spectacle that is America.
Donald Glover’s ‘This Is America’ is typical of the art championed by our cultural elites: little artistic content, but loud, didactic political messaging.
The Newark Museum’s new exhibition provides an enlightening examination of two simultaneous currents in nineteenth-century American and European art.
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